Iron dextran

What is Iron dextran?

Iron supplements are dietary supplements containing iron that can be prescribed by a doctor for a medical reason, or purchased from a vitamin shop, drug store etc. They are primarily used to treat anemia or other iron deficiencies. There are three ways that it can be delivered: orally, intravenously or intramuscularly.

The first iron pills were commonly known as Blaud's pills, which were named after P. Blaud of Beaucaire, the French physician who introduced and started the use of these medications as a treatment for patients with anemia.

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Hi I have received 3 iron iv treatments of iron dextran. I was experiencing lower back pain and was prescribed methlyprednisolone which I am...

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my grandfather has got a severe iron diffetincy anaemia (Hb:4 gm)with kidney imperment. He has been recieving iron tablet but without any progress...

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hi your grandfather is a case of renal failure probably chronic ( usg shows b/l small kidneys with high urea creat ) injection erythropoitin will...

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My heart is pounding all day and all night and I am very tired. Was diagnosed with iron deficient anemia in 2006 and was treated with IV iron dextran...

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Yes the possibility of reoccurrence is high given a previous episode of iron deficiency anemia especially if cause was not identified and...

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Hi I have received 3 iron iv treatments of iron dextran. I was experiencing lower back pain and was prescribed methlyprednisolone which I am...

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my grandfather has got a severe iron diffetincy anaemia (Hb:4 gm)with kidney imperment. He has been recieving iron tablet but without any progress...

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